Reports: Jordan Morris To Join Seattle Sounders in Historic Deal

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by Deny Gallagher

The most exciting American prospect in recent years will call Seattle home in a groundbreaking homegrown player deal.

Goal.com is reporting that Stanford University’s Jordan Morris will forgo his senior season to join the Seattle Sounders. Multiple sources tell Goal the two are in “advanced negotiations” on a contract that will make Morris the highest-paid homegrown player in Major League Soccer history.

The 21-year-old had reportedly received offers from various clubs across Europe including multiple German clubs, but will begin his career stateside.

Morris finished his college career as a first-team All-American scoring 13 goals and three assists during his junior year. In addition, the U.S. international finished his collegiate career with a brace in Stanford’s 4-0 victory over Clemson in the College Cup Final.

The decision to go pro is not a surprising one for those who have followed U.S. Soccer in the past couple of years. In 2014 Morris broke onto the scene for the USMNT. In 2015 the player began to show flashes of his potential in multiple friendlies. Most notably, Morris has been a fixture in the Olympic squad in addition to featuring in the most recent round of World Cup Qualifying.

Morris will more than likely be apart of the United States squad for the friendlies later this month before featuring for the Sounders when the 2016 MLS season begins.

  • ted dev

    good to see the MLS homegrown pipeline keep bearing some fruit, hopefully he keeps progressing into a top level player, but who knows, its a numbers game,

    as long as the MLS academies keep churning out young players like him and Miazga it will eventually produce some stars…